Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is an international treaty against illegal manufacture and smuggling of narcotic drugs, which forms the basis of a global drug control regime. Previous treaties only controlled opium, coca and derivatives (such as heroin and cocaine). This single convention, adopted in 1961, broadened its scope (such as adding cannabis, which was not previously covered, and became the world's first international treaty to ban cannabis. But on December 7, 2020. Cannabis was removed from the treaty). except.), allowing the control of any drug with effects similar to those specified in the treaty. The Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the World Health Organization are empowered to add, remove and move drugs from the four controlled substance schedules. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) controls the production, trade and distribution of drugs. On behalf of the INCB, the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention works day-to-day, monitoring the situation in each country and working with national authorities to ensure compliance with the single convention. This treaty has been done by the Convention on Psychotropic Substances (to control LSD, MDMA and other mind-altering drugs) and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (to strengthen the fight against money laundering and other drug-related offences) Replenish.